Please! No more cancer. Been there, done that.

Reblogging a post from Write along with me about a cancer scare she endured alone.

My wife and my are both cancer survivors. We can relate on that front. The alone part I feel you. My mother had to learn a lot after my father passed. A shout out here to #Guam #Cancer #Care because they specialize in being there for those who have no one.

praise

Here’s the start of the article.

I had a health scare last week that slapped me, once again, into awareness that I’m alone. I no longer have a husband; I no longer am married. After 56 years, I no longer have someone at home who’s there for me the minute something goes wrong.

There have been many challenges as I’ve assumed this role of widowhood, but they’ve been doable. Mostly. I’ve not finished yet with collecting tax documents, and that’s stretching my sanity; I much prefer working with words than numbers.

This health scare, though, was not doable, alone. The doctor’s office called that I needed to have a repeat mammogram. In my 77 years, I’ve never had to have a repeat. You can imagine where my mind went—all the way from the repeat test itself to the grave.

I had to have an immediate talk with myself. I could not deal with wild thoughts alone, much less for the whole ten days until the follow-up appointment. Within minutes, I called the scheduler back and asked for an earlier time. And got one. But then I sat here, alone. Normally, I would have cried, and Marv would have held and hugged me until I stopped. There was no one to hold or hug me, and I realized, for the first time since widowhood (perhaps, I’m a late learner), that being alone with a health scare is far worse than doing taxes for the first time, or dealing with the humped salt in the Culligan thing, or gassing up one’s car in our polar vortex weather.

See the post here (Need to talk to WordPress to see what happens on reblogs).

Please follow my blogs  Guam Christian Blog

https://www.guamviews.com

See my Amazon Author Page: Bruce’s Amazon Author Page

Bruce’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bruce.dinsman

1 Year Bible on Bruce’s Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KPJBZ5L/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Bruce’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/pacislappraisal

Instagram: dinsmanbruce

Call me anytime 1 (671) 687-8965

Write Along with Me

I had a health scare last week that slapped me, once again, into awareness that I’m alone. I no longer have a husband; I no longer am married. After 56 years, I no longer have someone at home who’s there for me the minute something goes wrong.

There have been many challenges as I’ve assumed this role of widowhood, but they’ve been doable. Mostly. I’ve not finished yet with collecting tax documents, and that’s stretching my sanity; I much prefer working with words than numbers.

This health scare, though, was not doable, alone. The doctor’s office called that I needed to have a repeat mammogram. In my 77 years, I’ve never had to have a repeat. You can imagine where my mind went—all the way from the repeat test itself to the grave.

I had to have an immediate talk with myself. I could not deal with wild thoughts alone…

View original post 1,005 more words

One Comment on “Please! No more cancer. Been there, done that.

  1. Pingback: Please! No more cancer. Been there, done that. — Guam Christian Blog – From The Darkness Into The Light

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: